Delicious Thanksgiving Sides

Stuck for delicious wholesome sides for Thanksgiving the whole family will enjoy, that are unique? Try my Apple Stuffing Casserole and Couscous Salad with Chicken & Cranberries.

Apple Stuffing Casserole

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12

2 cup (about 3 cups) McIntosh apples, pared and chopped
3 tbsp. canola oil
¼ cup celery leaves
½ cup celery, chopped
1 cup Mocha Mix lite
spray non stick cooking spray
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tbsp. parsley, chopped
¼ tsp. pepper
¼ cup raisins
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup water
16 slices whole wheat bread, dried, cut into 1/2″ cubes
½ cup fat free egg substitute

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Spray a 6-cup baking dish with cooking spray. Mix all the ingredients together, including raisins (if using), and bake for about 45 minutes.

Nutrient Information: (serving size: ¾ cup)
Calories: 144; %Calories from fat: 31.94%; Total fat: 5.11g; Protein: 4.27g
Carbohydrate: 22.59g; Dietary Fiber: 3.276g; Cholesterol: 0g; Sodium: 243mg


Couscous Salad with Chicken & Cranberries

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 20


1 (10 oz.) whole wheat couscous
1 (15 oz.) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
2 tbsp. canola oil
¾ cup dried cranberries
10 oz. chicken breast, cooked and diced
2 cups fat free, reduced sodium chicken broth
5 tbsp. fresh mint, chopped
5 ea. green onions, chopped
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cumin
2 tbsp. white wine vinegar

1. Heat the canola oil, cinnamon, and cumin in a small saucepan, stirring the mixture constantly. Then pour the mixture into a small bowl to cool.
2. Bring the broth to a boil in a heavy saucepan. Mix in the couscous, chicken and cranberries. Cover and remove from the heat. Let it stand for 5 minutes. Then transfer the couscous to a bowl; fluff the couscous with a fork. Cool. Whisk the vinegar into oil mixture. Pour over the couscous. Mix in the green onions, beans and mint. Season with salt and pepper. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Nutrient Information: (serving size: ¼ cup)
Calories: 112; %Calories from fat: 15.77%; Total fat: 1.962g; Protein: 6.442g
Carbohydrate: 17.85g; Dietary Fiber: 2.433g; Cholesterol: 8g; Sodium: 65mg

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